Gabions

'Functional, sustainable and environmentally friendly':

Those are the characteristics of Gabions. Gabions are boxes made of twisted or welded steel wire. These boxes, filled with rock, present a flexible, multi-purpose building block for civil constructions such as scour protection, retaining walls, erosion control structures, sound barriers, bridge heads or plain decorative landscape elements.

Since the invention and first commercial applications of gabions and gabion mattresses more than 110 years ago, millions of square and cubic meters of gabions have been installed succesfully all over the world.

The main advantages of gabions in a nutshell: stable yet flexible and water transparent building material, cost effective (they can be filled with recycled material or rubble), easy to install (low-tech and labour intensive) by local work force, environmentally sound in terms of material and energy input compared to conventional solutions; can be applied in dry or wet conditions.

Nautilus Eco-Civiel bv can supply all current sizes and shapes of gabions, twisted as well as welded mesh gabions, zinc-galvanised, aluminum-zinc galvanised or zinc-galvanised and plastified. We also try to meet any special requirements. 

For examples of projects with gabions, please click here.
For examples of gabions in civil engineering, please click  here.
For examples of gabions in commercial and industrial construction, please click here.
For examples of gabions for private persons, please click here.


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Applications

Gabions: these multi-purpose building blocks can be used for a variety of purposes: bank and slope protection, noise barriers, bridge heads or plain decorative landscape...Read more

Ecological and environmental aspects

Gabions are a resource efficient and environmentally sound building material in comparison to, for instance, metal sheet piling or concrete walls. All components are...Read more

Characteristics

Gabions or gabion mattresses are flexible mesh wire boxes filled with stone, soil and/or other materials. Gabions are usually fabricated per project according to the wishes...Read more